Gangrened – Deadly Algorithm – Album Review
Finland’s Gangrened ably mix sludge, doom, ambience and drone on their noisy debut album, Deadly Algorithm, due for release on April 9th, 2021.
Deadly Algorithm is a collection of songs that are as aggressive as they come – drilling their filth-encrusted sludge/doom riffs into your brain like a trapanning experiment gone wrong – but the album also benefits from welcome breathing space provided by excursions into aforementioned noise, drone and ambient spaces.
Playing with textures and atmospherics, Gangrened toy with the listener -often introducing a song with experimental sounds before settling into a bowel-rupturing riff. The epic “Kuningatar” does this spectacularly with an extended experimental intro oscillating and contorting at will before Gangrened attack the senses with a heady trip through sludge heaviness, distorted doom riffs and psychedelic noise.
However, the best is saved for last with the driving bass-line – plus hardcore bark meets spoken word delivery – found on “Triangeli” which hypnotises and harasses in equal measure; its feverish state contradictorily proving to be both combative and calming.
Just go and experience it for yourself if we’re not making sense!
With all lyrics sung in Finnish, those who don’t speak Gangrened’s mother tongue will have to make do with the feeling that Mikko Männistö’s utterances conjure. We sure as hell got the message, put it that way! 7/10
As well as digital download this release will be available on limited edition CD through Trepanation Recordings.
You can pre-order your copy here: https://trepanationrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/deadly-algorithm
Gure Hizak Records will also be releasing the CD.
Vinyl available via Violence In The Veins, Kohina Records, Odio Sonoro, Burial Records, Domestic System, Noizeland Records and Quebranta Records.
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